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Bridge 101

  • Nov 14, 2017 (8:00 - 4:00 pm Central Time) – Fireside Steakhouse - 415 1st Ave N, Ellendale ND
  • Nov 21, 2017 (8:00 - 4:00 pm Central Time) – Bottineau County Courthouse - 314 5th St West, Bottineau ND

Course Description

Want to learn everything that there is to know about bridges in one day? If so, Bridge 101 is for you. While we can’t promise that you will learn EVERYTHING about bridges we will help you understand the key elements, sure that you will walk away from the class with a good understanding of:

  • Bridge part names
  • Why we complete scour surveys
  • What is a bridge
  • How to read an SIA sheet
  • What alert codes mean
  • Loading factors
  • Maintenance best practices
  • Load limits
  • Signing requirements
  • How to inspect a bridge
  • Failure modes

Along with classroom training, we will go to the field and walk through a bridge inspection. Bridge 101 is the perfect way for blade operators, truck drivers, road superintendents, county, city and township officials, anyone in the local governmental road or street department, to learn about bridges.


Gary Doerr has been a registered PE since 1984. He started with NDDOT Bridge Division Bridge Management in 2000 where he manages the nearly 5000 state and local bridges and bridge length culverts. Doerr manages the bridge inspection program that inspects over half of these bridges every 24 months and produces reports to FHWA annually on the condition and safety of the system’s bridges.

Dale Heglund, NDLTAP Program Director, has 38 years of transportation experience ranging from equipment operator to design engineer. Career focus has been to promote a quality roadway network by helping others understand roadway engineering principles, the synergies of working cooperatively with others, leadership skills, and new technology implementation processes.

Target Audience

County personnel/supervisors/commissioners, contractors, and township supervisors.


Ellendale registration deadline: November 7, 2017
Bottineau registration deadline: November 14, 2017

There is a $50.00 registration fee. All participants will be invoiced by the NDLTAP after the training session.

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

515 ½ E BroadwaySuite 101Bismarck, ND 58501